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Popular books you probably didn’t know were banned

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 21: Author Judy Blume, right, and actress Willa Holland sit for a portrait May 29 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

‘Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret’ by Judy Blume (1970)

The young adult novel revolves around a sixth-grader who grows up without a religious affiliation and deals with teenage issues such as puberty and attraction to the opposite sex. In 1980, the book was banned from elementary school libraries in Gilbert, Arizona, U.S. In 1983, it was made available only to students with parental permission in Zimmerman, Minnesota, U.S. The book was also challenged by several schools in the states of Alabama, Wisconsin and Montana in the early 1980s.

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